UCL Earth Sciences

Research Groups and Affiliated Institutes






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We bring together number of active researchers who engage in original, multidisciplinary projects. Go Discover our research and work across Earth Sciences UCL:





  • AonBenfield UCL Hazard Centre

    Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Centre (ABUHC)

    c.kilburn@ucl.ac.uk
    One of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary academic centres for hazard and risk research & education.
  • Bloomsbury Environmental Isotobe Facility

    The Bloomsbury Environmental Isotope Facility (BEIF)

    beif@ucl.ac.uk
    Isotope measurement laboratory
  • Cente for Polar Observation and Modelling

    Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling

    cpom-enquiries@ucl.ac.uk
    Studying processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that affect polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level.
  • Crystallography and Mineral Physics

    Crystallography and Mineral Physics

    l.vocadlo@ucl.ac.uk
    Research into to the composition, structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth and terrestrial planets.
  • Deep-Water Research

    Deep-Water Research

    kt.pickering@ucl.ac.uk
    Research into submarine channels as the principal conduits for the transport of sediments.
  • Geochemistry Group

    The Geochemistry Group

    g.shields@ucl.ac.uk
    Research in mantle and crust geochemistry with environmental mineralogy.
  • Hydrology Research

    Hydrogeology Research

    william.burgess@ucl.ac.uk
    We research the combined influences of hydrogeological and geochemical processes on groundwater conditions
  • London Arsenic Group

    London Arsenic Group

    j.mcarthur@ucl.ac.uk
    Expertise from the fields of sedimentary geochemistry, hydrochemistry, hydrogeology, environmental mineralogy and analytical geochemistry.
  • Maghreb

    Maghreb Petroleum Research Group

    j.thurow@ucl.ac.uk
    To develop Petroleum geoscience research and training initiatives throughout the North African region.
  • Micropalaeontology

    Micropalaeontology

    p.bown@ucl.ac.uk
    The science of Micropalaeontology studies the microscopic remains of animals, plants and protists
  • Planetary Ices

    Planetary Ices Group

    andrew.fortes@ucl.ac.uk
    Research into the structure, dynamics and astrobiological potential of icy planetary bodies, with a particular focus on determining the properties of their constituent icy ‘minerals
  • Precambrian Group

    Precambrian Research Groupy

    g.shields@ucl.ac.uk
    For over a century, we have known that crucial steps along the path to the modern earth system took place during the first four billion years of our planet’s existence
  • Regional Planetary Image Facility

    Regional Planetary Image Facility

    +44(0)20 7679 7986
    A NASA facility that provides 3D hardware and software necessary for accessing, processing and analysing planetary data
  • Rock and Ice Physics

    Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory

    +44 (0)20 7679 2372
    We study the physical behaviour of ice and rocks that make up the surface and interior of the Earth, and other solid bodies in the solar system
  • SeismoLab

    UCL Seismolab

    tom.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk
    Understanding fundamental processes governing earthquake genesis, Earth's interior and their evolution.
  • ToMCaT

    ToMCaT

    jane.robb@ucl.ac.uk
    Theory of Mantle, Core and Technological Materials
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology

    Vertebrate Palaeontology

    p.upchurch@ucl.ac.uk
    The study of the fossil record of organisms with a backbone (Chordates).
  • Shale Gas Hub

    Shale Gas Hub

    p.meredith@ucl.ac.uk
    To address the issue of shale gas from the fundamental processes within shale formations.




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